As usual, Xbox boss Phil Spencer likes to teaser future announcements in a more or less discreet way. This time, it would concern a new console very different from the Series X | S.
In its video game strategy, Microsoft strongly believes in cloud gaming technology and has even opened a specialized division to structure all of this and attract talent. Eventually, there should be an xCloud console and here’s what it might look like.
The first image of an Xbox console dedicated to cloud gaming?
Phil Spencer, boss of the Xbox branch, has taken to filming himself with a shelf in the background. A display where he exposes objects very often related to upcoming announcements. For example, Kojima Productions’ Ludens statue was obviously put there at the time to tease Hideo Kojima’s xCloud game.
Newest Xbox Console
Rebelote today with an image posted on Twitter where we see at the top a mysterious white shape, dressed in an Xbox logo, which looks like a console. It would be the machine only thought for Xbox cloud gaming. A console that would rely on the player’s internet connection and the hardware he connects to at the end of the day. And since there’s no need for powerful physical components inside, it looks very compact.
This console would be codenamed Keystone. It’s rumored to be priced at $99 with a controller, and could run games in up to 4K HDR. Note that this would induce an optimization of xCloud servers since the resolution is currently only 1080p.